Platform Prototyping for Haptic Steering Research

In “shared control” of a machine, a user works cooperatively with an intelligent system to continuously direct or steer the machine’s operation. In this project with Spark Robotics Technology Inc., a provider of products and services for the defense and security industry, the research team will apply this concept to the problem of navigating or searching information streams. More broadly, the intern is investigating the use of haptic (touch) feedback to render information streams in a usable manner (simple, unintrusive), in the context of mobile computing where visual (graphic) feedback is highly constrained.

Faculty Supervisor:

Dr. Karon E. MacLean


Idin Karuei


Spark Robotics Technology Inc.


Computer science


Automotive and transportation


University of British Columbia



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